Zentel 400 Mg


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Zentel 400 mg is an antiparasitic medication used to treat worm infestations. It kills the parasitic worms and stops the furthering of the infestation. Zentel 400 mg should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Take it with or without a meal, ideally at a specified time. Even if you feel better, do not miss your daily doses and complete the whole course of treatment. Do not take a double dose just to make up for a missed dosage. Take your next dosage as usual. As a result of this medication, some patients may experience side effects like vomiting, dizziness, nausea, and loss of appetite. Please contact your doctor if these side effects persist for an extended period.


What is Zentel 400 mg

Zentel 400 mg tablets is an antiparasitic medication used to treat parasitic worm infections. 

It contains Albendazole as its active ingredient.

Parasites are organisms that rely on other organisms for a living. Zentel works by lowering the parasite’s energy sources, weakening it, and finally killing it.

Zentel 400 mg Uses

The Albendazole 400 mg tablet treats following parasitic infections


Cysticercosis is a disorder caused by a parasite infecting several parts of your body. 

Neurocysticercosis is the most severe type of Cysticercosis affecting the brain. 

Taenia solium, a pig tapeworm, is the cause of Neurocysticercosis. 

It causes seizures (fits), headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms. 

Zentel 400 mg is an effective medication to treat Neurocysticercosis.

Hydatid Illness

Hydatid illness is also commonly known as Cystic echinococcosis.

It is caused by the Echinococcus granulosus, a canine tapeworm. 

The parasite can affect your brain, liver, lungs, and other organs. 

Animal feces harboring tapeworm eggs contaminate food and water, spreading the sickness. 

Tapeworm larvae-containing cysts can form in your body for years before symptoms arise. 

When cysts get large, they can cause nausea, coughing, weakness, stomach discomfort, chest pain, and other symptoms. 

The Zentel Albendazole tablets help in treating Hydatid Illness.

Working of Zentel 400 mg

Antiparasitic medicine uses Albendazole as its active ingredient. 

It starves the worms to death. Albendazole 400 mg prevents the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), causing them to lose energy. 

The worms’ eggs, larvae, and adults are all impacted.

As a result, the worms will die. Hence, treating your infection.

The alternative of Zentel 400 mg that treats worm infections includes, Ivecop 3 mg, Ivecop 6mg, Ivecop 12 mg, Iverkind 12 DT

How to use the drug?

The tablets are chewable and can be taken with or without food.

The Zentel 400 mg dosage depends on the disease to cure. 

Hence, you should always take a 400 mg Zentel tablet with your doctor’s consultation. 

Zentel 400 Mg with Albendazole

Who can take the drug? 

The 400 mg strength Zentel tablets can be taken by adults and children above the age of 2 years.

The drug is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women. 

Side effects 

The medicine might show some common side effects like,

  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive liver enzymes 
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Thinning of hair loss
  • Patchy hair 
  • Itchy skin rash

In rare cases, one can also experience a low blood cell count. 


Drug Interaction 

Zentel 400 mg strength tablets do not show severe side effects through interaction with other drugs. 

Some of the drugs that interact with Zentel include:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Clozapine

Disease Interaction 

  • Liver Disease

The Albendazole Tablet can affect liver disorders.

Hence, it should be used with a doctor’s consultation if you have a history of liver issues.

Your doctor may also need to monitor your liver function constantly.

  • Seizures

If you have a history of seizures (fits), you should be careful while taking Zentel 400 mg Tablet therapy. 

It is because Zentel can further lead to increased episodes of fits.

Neurocysticercosis is a dangerous brain illness. 

Depending on your clinical situation, treatment with an anti-seizure drug can be necessary.

  • Myelosuppression

A disorder known as Myelosuppression causes your body to produce fewer blood cells than usual. 

Zentel 400 mg tablet is not suggested in such conditions since it may promote the further reduction of your red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. 


  • The drug can cause dizziness. Hence, avoid taking it while driving and operating heavy machinery
  • Please avoid taking the medication if you are allergic to Albendazole 
  • Zentel Albendazole tablets are not safe for intake in children below the age of 2
  • You can prevent the taking of grapefruit juice with Albendazole tablets 


Keep the medicine away from sunlight in a cool and dry place. You should keep the medicine away from children and pets. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Zentel 400 mg an antibiotic?

Yes, Zentel 400 mg is an antibiotic. It is used to treat several parasitic infections.

What is the best time to take 400 mg strength Zentel tablets?

You should take Zentel 400 mg according to your doctor’s prescription. The doctor will prescribe the dosage and timing of medicine according to the severity of your disease. 

How long does Zentel take to work?

The medicine may take up to 3 days to show action. After that, you might feel relief from the parasitic infection. 

When should I take Zentel 400 mg?

Zentel tablets should be taken with food. Parasites are worms that dwell in our bodies and feed on us. They can cause various issues, including abdominal (belly) discomfort, fever, and diarrhea.  

Does Zentel make you sleepy?

Zentel 400 tablets may impair your alertness, damage your eyesight, or make you drowsy and dizzy.

What foods should be avoided with Albendazole?

Grapefruit juice and Albendazole may interact. It should always be taken with food, preferably a fatty meal, to maximize its effects.

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